Review: A Million Miles Away by Lara Avery
Perfect for fans of Nicholas Sparks, this breathtaking story of love and loss is guaranteed to break your heart and sweep you off your feet.
When high school senior Kelsey’s identical twin sister, Michelle, dies in a car crash, Kelsey is left without her other half. The only person who doesn’t know about the tragedy is Michelle’s boyfriend, Peter, recently deployed to Afghanistan. But when Kelsey finally connects with Peter online, she can’t bear to tell him the truth. Active duty has taken its toll, and Peter, thinking that Kelsey is Michelle, says that seeing her is the one thing keeping him alive. Caught up in the moment, Kelsey has no choice: She lets Peter believe that she is her sister.
As Kelsey keeps up the act, she crosses the line from pretend to real. Soon, Kelsey can’t deny that she’s falling, hard, for the one boy she shouldn’t want.
I love Nicholas Sparks, so when I saw and read the synopsis for this book, my first initial thought was h*ll yes I am going to love this story. The problem is, this is not anything like Nicholas Sparks and the whole entire story is laid out for you in the synopsis. I just read 300+ pages of a drawn out synopsis and to say that was disappointing is an understand. I don’t think the synopsis should give away the entire story and that is exactly what this one did.
The whole entire story is so overtly predictable that I found myself wishing for a twist or a turn because you know the story is going to end on a good note. So this was a meh read for me, I never want to forget character’s names or wonder when the book will be over and I found myself doing that with this story. I just couldn’t get into it and the story fell predictable and flat to me.
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